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Adding Fennel to Spaghetti Sauce

Have you ever heard of adding fennel seed to your homemade spaghetti sauce? Is it any good?

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P.J. from Delaware

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May 3, 20060 found this helpful

My mother has always adds it to her homemade sauce and it is great.

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May 3, 20060 found this helpful

Fennel is one of the main spices used when making Italian sausage, it gives it that distinctive sweet flavor associated with Italian Sausage. I would think if you added it to a simple sauce it would give it a more well rounded Italian flavor. I usually use Italian sausage in mine so I don't add extra fennel, but if you were using other meat or making a vegetarian sauce I think a little fennel would give a more authentic flavor. Just my opinion of course!

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May 4, 20060 found this helpful

This is a frequent ingredient of italian food and has a distintive licorice-like flavor. Some folks don't like that, but it's worth a try.

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May 4, 20060 found this helpful

Oh I love it, it says to use in spaghetti sauce on the

spice bottle. My husband really liked it . I really like

in italian sausage try a little bit next time you make

sauce, and taste it! yum.I add a dash to my sauce out of the jar.

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May 6, 20060 found this helpful

I use to watch my ex Italian MIL make sauce and see her use cinnamon and was told it brings all the flavors together, I am not familiar with the Fennel but thought it may be of intrest to you to know what the cinnamon can do.

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January 23, 20070 found this helpful

Fennel seed, in our family, was always used in sauce for pizza. Havn't tried it in spaghetti sauce, but will. Thanks

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